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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Tensioning strap -T10038-
Assembly tool -T10254-
Assembly tool -T10495-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--2- with gearbox support -V.A.G 1359/2-.
Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and press button -10205/13-

 
 
   
Foot pump -VAS 6179-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove rear wheels.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Release and pull off connector -1- on rear left vehicle level sender -G76-.
–  Unclip line -2- from clip -arrow-.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Pull rear left -G76- lever -2- off axle beam -3-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Unclip brake line -1- from clip -arrow- on right mounting bracket.
  Note
The clip will be destroyed and must be renewed.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Unclip electric cable -1- from both sides -arrows- of retainer -2- on axle beam.
  Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam
–  Use tensioning straps -T10038--1- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
  WARNING
If the vehicle is not strapped down, there is a great danger that the vehicle will slip off the lifting platform!
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Remove bolt -1- on left and right.
–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- with universal gearbox support -V.A.G 1359/2- and suitable support underneath.
–  Unclip line -2- from mounting bracket -1-.
–  Mark positions of bolts -arrows- on mounting bracket -1- on both sides of vehicle.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for right and left axle bodies.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Carefully lower rear axle with engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- until bolt -1- can be removed.
–  Remove bolt -1-.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Fit special tools as shown in illustration.

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

1 - Spindle -T10254/5-
2 - Nut -T10254/4-
3 - Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and thrust piece -T10205/13-
4 - Thrust plate -T10495/3-
5 - Tube -T10495/2-
Make sure that the tube is lying against the axle beam -arrow-.
6 - Thrust piece -T10495/1-
7 - Nut -T10254/4-
–  Pull out bonded rubber bush by operating the pump.

 
Installing
   
–  Ensure correct installation position of bonded rubber bush -1- on axle beam -2-.
Lug -arrow A- of bonded rubber bush -1- must point towards lug -arrow B- of axle beam -2-.
 

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Fit special tools as shown in illustration.
1 - Spindle -T10254/5-
2 - Nut -T10254/4-
3 - Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and thrust piece -T10205/13-
4 - Thrust piece -T10495/1-
5 - Bonded rubber bush
6 - Thrust plate -T10495/3-
7 - Nut -T10254/4-

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

–  Before pressing in bonded rubber bush, make sure that marking on bonded rubber bush aligns with mark on axle beam.
–  Press bonded rubber bush in to stop.
–  After mounting, check installed position of bonded rubber bush.

 
Continue installation in reverse order.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - axle beam“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - rear vehicle level sender, torsion beam axle“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic adjustment of headlights → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
   
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